Huh. Somehow I lost a month, or something… there was supposed to be a goals review for March and April a month ago. Ah well. June is the new May.
- Level 1 certification
We did have the presentation at the March meeting, right after which I placed my order for a Binder Design Excel, and I pretty much finished assembling it on the last day of May. I picked up an H motor and hardware at NYPower. Just have to finish it and fly it… possibly in that order.
- Fly an I motor
Obviously not yet.
- Put an entry (however pathetic) into at least four club launch contests and four club launch themes
I flew one contest (and theme) flight at the May launch (and came in third — Roger blew Scott and me away, though). The June contest (and theme) rocket is in primer; I’ll enter it whether it’s finished or not. Another June theme (and NARTREK Silver) rocket, the Ranger, is awaiting paint — but I probably will delay flying that if I don’t finish it for this month. Helicopter rocket for the August contest is coming in very widely spaced increments of progress. I doubt I’ll build a new odd-roc for the August theme. Tomahawk for the September theme and contest (and NARTREK Silver) needs painting. Lots of painting. Rockets for other themes and contests are in hand.
- NARTREK Silver
See above for Ranger and Tomahawk status. I haven’t done any NARTREK flights yet this year.
- Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2015 (see first 10 entries in table below)
Assembled Big Daddy and Honest Goon. Second primer on Sea Sting. Haven’t gotten much painting done.
- Adhere to a budget
Significantly under budget, pretty much because I haven’t bought any composite motors yet aside from the certification motor. I expect I’ll spend that money, just not yet. Other than that I’m staying fairly close.
- Fly lots of stuff
Only 10 flights between the first club launch and NYPower, but that’s enough.
- Have fun
More than in February, yeah. By a lot.
Victories and notable activities other than the above:
- NYPower, all three days.
- Put out 2nd and 3rd issues of What’s Up.
- Came up with a nice (if it works!) odd-roc concept.
- Flew my first G motor (successful up, not so successful down).
Planned 2015 builds:
|Rocket||Status as of 1 June 2015||Notes|
|In progress as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Starlight Saber||1st primer on|
|Shrockets Sea Sting||2nd primer on|
|Quest MLAS||Partly assembled|
|Estes D-Region Tomahawk||Assembled||For NARTREK Silver and September launch contest/theme|
|Estes Xarconian Cruiser||Assembled|
|In build pile as of 1 Jan 2015:|
|Estes (clone) Fat Boy||Build pile||Bash from Mega Mosquito|
|(scratch) Micro Fat Boy||Build pile||Bash from Mosquito; need fin stock, MMX mount parts|
|Estes Big Daddy||Assembled||Estes warranty replacement for cato damaged Lunar Eclipse Jr.|
|Estes (clone) Ranger||Assembled||For NARTREK Silver and June launch theme|
|Excelsior Honest Goon||Assembled|
|Acquired or plan to acquire in 2015 (for goals):|
|FlisKits Rose-a-Roc||In progress||For August launch contest|
|Squirrel Works Callisto (modified)||1st primer on||For June launch contest|
|Binder Design Excel||Assembled||For level 1 certification|
|Acquired or thinking of acquiring in 2015 (other):|
|ASP or Semroc V-2 (18 mm)||Some parts in hand||Have decals (for White Sands Round 3), need kit. Build if I decide not to use DRT for NARTREK Silver (or if I feel like it!)|
|Some parts in hand||Working on design, will presumably need to get parts|
|Excelsior Nike-G||Some parts in hand||Have decals and fin stock, need Baby Bertha kit|
|Excelsior Pink Mini Max||Build pile|
|(scratch) RX||Build pile||For August